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Born to Friends

Dr. Moss covers the often-raised question of how to select a donor for a patient who needs a stem cell transplant and three options for transplantation.

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BCL-2 Is an Effective Target in CLL

Dr. LaCasce discusses the use of recently FDA-approved drug venetoclax to treat patients with CLL. Dr. Andrew Roberts joins her for this podcast.

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Observations on the Moonshot

Dr. Abrams discusses the "National Cancer Moonshot" which covers advancements in cancer therapy currently underway.

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May/June 2016              
Volume 13, Issue 3

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President's Column

Dr Charles Abrams - new designProfessor of Medicine, Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine; Director PENN-CHOP Blood Center for Patient Care and Discovery, Philadelphia, PA
Observations on the MoonshotApril 22, 2016

Dr. Charles Abrams discusses the "National Cancer Moonshot" which covers advancements in cancer therapy that are currently underway and ASH's efforts in influencing this dialogue.

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  • Medicare’s Inpatient Proposed Rule and What it Means for Hematology
    April 21, 2016

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual set of proposals governing payments for services provided to patients admitted to the hospital, commonly referred to as the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). ASH explores how this will affect hematologists.

  • ASH Pleads for Payment Innovation in Rare Diseases Such As Sickle Cell Disease
    April 12, 2016

    As part of the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) multifaceted initiative to address the burden of sickle cell disease, ASH is in the process of working with stakeholders to improve access to care for individuals with sickle cell disease.  Included in this effort is

  • Medicare Proposes Radical Experiment in Drug Payment Policy
    March 10, 2016

    On March 8, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new experiment in payment rates for physician-administered drugs such as chemotherapy. This plan would change the current formula for drug payment so that payments for expensive drugs are reduced in certain areas of the country. In a second phase, CMS would be able to adopt certain tools to further adjust pricing for drugs.

  • ASH Submits Comments to NHLBI on its Draft Strategic Research Priorities
    March 09, 2016

    ASH submitted comments to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) on its recently released draft strategic research priorities that will inform the Institute’s policy and funding decisions for the next several years. ASH’s comments were developed based on the ASH Agenda for Hematology Research and input from members of the ASH Committee on Scientific Affairs and ASH Scientific Committees.

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